RIDING MOROCCO: CHASING THE DAKAR takes the audience on the biking tour of their dreams. Off-road and off the well-worn tourist trail, they’ll see parts of Africa few visitors ever see. Co-presenters, Christophe Barrierre-Varju, a professional racer, and Laura Csortan an adventurer and model, will learn from each other as they battle through some of the most challenging terrain on earth. Our intrepid duo visit breath-taking historical sites, hidden deep in the desert, and discover gorgeous oasis towns that have remained untouched for thousands of years. Along the way they’ll meet tribesmen, silver miners, even astronauts preparing for a Martian mission. They’ll drive across the Sahara, navigate some of the world’s largest sand dunes and wind their way through mountains and valleys – hundreds of miles in near-unbearable heat, carrying their own supplies and experiencing every extreme, from the torturous midday sun to the freezing nights under a canopy of stars. They have to conquer this extreme environment, overcoming everything this ancient land of awe and wonder can throw at them to complete their ride of a lifetime.